Genre: Nonfiction

Unshrunk

Issue 12 | Summer 2024 |

    Gretchen was a formality. In 1991, responsible endocrinologists would not put eleven-year-olds on insulin pumps without a prior psychiatric evaluation. I was delighted by the prospect. I had been my mother’s appendage from Psychology 101 through graduate school. We learned about authoritative parenting and Californians who thought they were Christ. I told my …

Caverns of Grief

Issue 11 | Winter 2023 |

    I make it through Customs, past the men with signs for luxury resorts and taxi cabs, promising piña coladas and tours of the ruins, and there you are. You always stand out in a crowd with your impossibly long legs and your unhurried stride. The pink of your shirt a bright spot against …

Birds of Prey

Issue 5 | Winter 2020 |

  It is the time of a plague in the rest of America, but not in Florida. The neighbors let me know, in their subtle southern ways, that the plague is only in the northeast and in Europe, where all those liberals live. They shout from across the street how only the really old folks …